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The mice who ate Christmas

A Christmas Story of Toblerone Mountains, Hungry Mice and the World’s Favourite Carol!

0 on November 27, 2014, 6:24 am

A perfect start to Christmas is in store for audiences, in the form of an enchanting and rather scrumptious show for both young and old with support from the arts and community development charity Creative Arts East. ‘The Mice Who Ate Christmas’ is a magical and funny, family-friendly story brimming over with Christmas cheer, and inspired by the legend surrounding […]

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Breckland Planning Application List Weekending 25th November 2014

Breckland Planning Application List Weekending 25th November 2014

0 on November 26, 2014, 4:59 pm

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 25th November 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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Thetford Bird Man scoops national award

Thetford Bird Man scoops national award

0 on November 25, 2014, 2:26 pm

A Thetford-based charity was in the limelight last week as one of its staff members scooped a prestigious award for his excellent work in charity communications. Paul Stancliffe, Media Manager at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), received CharityComms’ Inspiring Communicators Award at a ceremony in London on 20th November. This award recognises and celebrates people who are inspirational communicators […]

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New whisky celebrates 200 years of Colman’s Mustard

New whisky celebrates 200 years of Colman’s Mustard

0 on November 25, 2014, 1:44 pm

A new limited edition whisky has been produced for the celebration of 200 years of Colman’s in Norwich, organised by Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum. The shop, owned by Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), has been celebrating the bicentenary of Colman’s Mustard with a series of special events throughout the year. The single malt whisky has been created […]

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Breckland plans for Council enforcement agency to manage debt collection

Breckland plans for Council enforcement agency to manage debt collection

0 on November 25, 2014, 1:32 pm

A ground-breaking initiative to reduce costs by providing Councils with direct control over service standards in the collection of debts moved a step closer today when Breckland Council Cabinet Members approved a proposal for the Anglia Revenues Partnership (ARP) to create a shared enforcement agency. ARP was established by founding members Breckland Council and Forest Heath in 2003. Since then […]

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Breckland roadshow offers chance to find out more about improved recycling service

Breckland roadshow offers chance to find out more about improved recycling service

0 on November 25, 2014, 11:50 am

Residents living in Breckland are being offered the chance to find out more about their improved recycling service by coming along to a roadshow event near them. Breckland Council is holding the Recycling Roadshow across the district between December 2-8. It will give people an opportunity to discuss the range of items which they can now put in their recycling […]

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The Guildhall Picture courtesy Norwich HEART

Once Upon a Christmas at The Guildhall – Norwich

0 on November 25, 2014, 11:37 am

For the first time, Norwich’s iconic Guildhall will be opening its doors to celebrate the lead up to Christmas with a heritage twist. Once Upon a Christmas at The Guildhall will see medieval and Victorian traditions revived throughout the landmark building. The magnificent oak-panelled rooms, including the Council Chamber with its beautiful stained glass windows, will be decorated in time-honoured […]

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St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association (SESCA)

St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association (SESCA)

0 on November 25, 2014, 8:59 am

A hardy, or as some would foolhardy, few braved the wet and cold conditions to race for St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association’s Beaujolais Bottle trophy at Lackford Lake, on Sunday. This was the last series event of the 2014 season. Debs Steele (Topper) led off the start followed by her husband Mike (Topper) and the Enterprise of Carl Day […]

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Norfolk Police and Crime Panel introduces Public Question Time

Norfolk Police and Crime Panel introduces Public Question Time

0 on November 25, 2014, 8:53 am

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Panel is inviting questions from members of the public for the first time when it meets next month. Public Question Time will be part of the Panel’s meeting on Tuesday 16 December and will include questions to the Panel’s Chairman that have been submitted to Norfolk County Council by 5pm on Monday 1 December (10 working […]

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Countywide ban on sky lantern release set for discussion at NCC

Countywide ban on sky lantern release set for discussion at NCC

0 on November 25, 2014, 8:47 am

Norfolk Councillors will next week decide whether to ban the launch of sky lanterns and mass release of balloons from Norfolk County Council-owned land. The County Council’s Policy and Resources Committee will discuss the proposal when it meets on Monday 1 December at County Hall, Norwich. The report states that the releasing of sky lanterns can cause financial and environmental […]

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Internationally important Bronze Age dagger saved for the nation

Internationally important Bronze Age dagger saved for the nation

0 on November 25, 2014, 8:42 am

A rare Middle Bronze Age weapon, one of only six known from Europe, has been saved for the nation with a grant of almost £39,000 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). The award, made to Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, has allowed the Rudham Dirk, a ceremonial dagger, to come into public ownership to be placed on display […]

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The walk

VIDEO & AUDIO: Proposed withdrawal of school bus in Carbrooke

2 on November 22, 2014, 3:56 pm

Families who live on Blenheim Grange in Carbrooke are upset about the proposal from Norfolk County Council to withdraw the bus to their children’s school. It is proposed to spend approximately £50,000 improving a bridle way across fields and providing a safe footpath along a busy narrow road for children to walk around 2 miles to school each day and […]

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Anti-social behaviour in Breckland down by 10pc, councillors hear

Anti-social behaviour in Breckland down by 10pc, councillors hear

0 on November 22, 2014, 8:30 am

Breckland councillors have heard that reports of anti-social behaviour across the district are down by just over 10%, compared to the previous year. At their meeting on November 20, the council’s Overview and Scrutiny Commission members heard from council officers, Norfolk Police, and Norfolk’s Independent Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Bett, about how joint working between agencies was helping to […]

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Tree planting in memory of inspirational fundraiser

Tree planting in memory of inspirational fundraiser

0 on November 22, 2014, 8:18 am

A tree has been planted at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) in memory of William Bradley who fundraised more than £152,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and local patients. William collected donations at various supermarkets and garden centres around Norwich for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which also benefited local patients treated at NNUH. NNUH used the funding to […]

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‘Giving Tree’ to spread festive joy to children in care

‘Giving Tree’ to spread festive joy to children in care

0 on November 21, 2014, 1:34 pm

Visitors to a Norwich bookstore are being invited to get in the festive spirit by giving the gift of a book to a child in care. Norfolk County Council and Waterstones have teamed up for the ninth successive year to launch the Giving Tree appeal, a Christmas project aimed at bringing joy to the county’s looked after children. The tree, […]

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